The Fire Danger Period is based on local conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your location.
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If you don’t obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Penalties include a fine up to $19,028 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
For further information contact Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.
Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.
Stay safe this summer.